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Organisations to Provide Consent Education

The Victorian Government has provided funding for a Supporting Young People to Understand Affirmative Consent Program that will support 12 projects to provide consent education to young people aged 12-25 years.

The tailored approach is designed to help young people develop an early understanding of affirmative consent and how they can and must seek it as they become sexually active.

Successful organisations include Women’s Health In the North, Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights, Drummond Street, VACCA and Youth Law.

The new legislation, the Justice Legislation Amendment (Sexual Offences and Other Matters) Bill 2022 includes amendments that will adopt an affirmative consent model and provide better protections for victim survivors of sexual offences, shifting the scrutiny from victim-survivors onto their perpetrators.

(Source: Premiers Media Releases, 31.8.22 & 24.10.22)